On Friday, I was reading a bulletin from CQA (the Canadian Quilting Association) which featured an article about helping those in Alberta who have been devastated by massive flooding. Cheryl Arkison (co-author of “Sunday Morning Quilts” http://www.amazon.ca/Sunday-Morning-Quilts-Projects-Treasured/dp/1607054272/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372700963&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=sundary+morning+quilts) is coordinating a project to collect “Slab” blocks. Basically these are 15-1/2″ improvisational blocks made in a single colour. If you are interested, here’s Chery’s post about her project:
Cheryl has volunteered to assemble the blocks into quilt tops, and has “an army of local longarmers lined up to donate their time”.
Having a large stash and lots of scraps, I figured this would be a fun way to spend some time this weekend, while doing a little to help those in Alberta. By late Saturday afternoon, I had 8 blocks ready to send:
I was just going to make a couple, but each time I’d stitch a few pieces together, I’d dive back into my scrap bins to find a few more bits and come across some pieces in another colour family crying out to be made into a block.
I stopped at 8 though, since it was time to get ready to go to the cottage. I’ll send them to Cheryl tomorrow, when the Post Office is open.
Happy Canada Day!